Portugal, Cape Verde pledge to strengthen bilateral strategic partnership

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-14 00:58:20|Editor: yan
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LISBON, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and his visiting Cape Verde's counterpart Ulisses Correia e Silva here on Saturday pledged to strengthen bilateral strategic partnership between the two traditional-friendly countries.

The two men announced at their summit that they would hold official ceremonies in both countries on June 10 to celebrate the "significant symbolic moment" of the bilateral relationship.

Both countries noted "the intensity of the economic relations between the two countries and welcomed the significant levels of investment recently achieved," said the joint statement of the fifth Portugal-Cape Verde summit.

"The Fifth Summit demonstrated the relevance of the strategic partnership between the two states and the excellence of bilateral relations, based on a wide and diversified cooperation," the statement said, adding that the summit reflected "the shared vision and common will of the two states to work towards the sustainable economic, social and human development of their societies",

At the Portugal-Cape Verde summit, the two countries signed 10 cooperation agreements to finance projects in the areas of education, health, public administration, justice and internal administration.

The two sides also reviewed the implementation of the Portugal-Cape Verde Strategic Cooperation Program 2017-2021, signed two years ago, with a financial package of 120 million euros. (1 euro = 1.13 U.S. dollars)